Abbott Lowell Cummings Prize Winners


2016

Thomas Carter 
Building Zion: The Material World of the Mormon Settlement. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
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2015

Kenny Cupers. The Social Project: Housing Postwar France. University of Minnesota Press, 2014.
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2014

Peter Benes. Meeting Houses of Early New England. University of Massachusetts Press, 2012.
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2013

Matthew Gordon Lasner. High Life: Condo Living in the Suburban Century. Yale University Press, 2012.
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2012

Rebecca Ginsburg. At Home with Apartheid: The Hidden Landscapes of Domestic Service in Johannesburg. University of Virginia Press, 2011.


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2011

Susan Kern. The Jeffersons at Shadwell. Yale University Press, 2010.
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2010

Stephen Verderber. Delirious New Orleans: Manifesto for an Extraordinary American City. University of Texas Press, 2009.
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2009

Mary Ellen Hayward. Baltimore’s Alley Houses: Homes for Working People since the 1780s. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
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2008

Abigail Ayres Van Slyck. A Manufactured Wilderness: Summer Camps and the Shaping of American Youth, 1890-1960. University of Minnesota Press, 2006.
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Two Carpenters

2007

J. Ritchie Garrison, Two Carpenters: Architecture and Building in Early New England, 1799-1859. University of Tennessee Press, 2006.
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2006

Bernard L. Herman. Town House: Architecture and Material Life in the Early American City, 1780-1830. University of North Carolina Press, 2005; and Carl R. Lounsbury. The Courthouses of Early Virginia: An Architectural History. University of Virginia Press, 2005.

2005

Gretchen Buggeln. Temples of Grace: The Material Transformation of Connecticut's Churches, 1790-1840. University Press of New England, 2005.

2004

Ari Kelman, A River and its City. University of California Press, 2003.

2003

Samuel Y. Edgerton, with photographs by Jorge Perez de Lara. Theaters of Conversion: Religious Architecture and Indian Artisans in Colonial Mexico. University of New Mexico Press, 2001.

2002

Kingston Wm. Heath. The Patina of Place: The Cultural Weathering of a New England Industrial Landscape. University of Tennessee Press, 2001.

2001

Henry Glassie. Vernacular Architecture. Indiana University Press, 2000.

2000

John B. Rehder. Delta Sugar: Louisiana's Vanishing Plantation Landscape. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999.

1999

Chris Wilson. The Myth of Santa Fe: Creating a Modern Regional Tradition. University of New Mexico Press, 1997; and Dell Upton. Architecture in the United States. Oxford University Press, 1998.

1998

Richard Longstreth. City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950. MIT Press, 1997.

1997

Richard Harris. Unplanned Suburbs: Toronto's American Tragedy, 1900-1950. Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.

1996

Carl Lounsbury. An Illustrated Glossary of Early Southern Architecture and Landscape. Oxford University Press. 1994.

1995

Paul Groth. Living Downtown: The History of Residential Hotels in the United States. University of California Press, 1994.

1994

Bernard Herman. The Stolen House. University Press of Virginia, 1992.

1993

Michael Ann Williams. Homeplace: The Social Use and Meaning of the Folk Dwelling in Southwestern North Carolina. University of Georgia Press, 1991; and Roy Rosenzweig and Elizabeth Blackmar. The Park and the People: A History of Central Park. Cornell University Press, 1992.

1992

Elizabeth Cromley. Alone Together: A History of New York's Early Apartments. Cornell University Press, 1990; and Gerald L. Pocius. A Place to Belong, Community, Order and Everyday Space in Calvert, Newfoundland. University of Georgia Press, 1991.

1991

Catherine Bishir, Charlotte Brown, Carl Lounsbury, and Ernest Wood, III. Architects and Builders in North Carolina. University of North Carolina Press, 1990.

1990

Elizabeth Blackmar. Manhattan for Rent, 1785-1850. Cornell University Press, 1989; and Orlando Ridout. Building the Octagon. American Institute of Architects, 1989.

1989

Colonial Williamsburg Foundation (Virginia), Department of Architectural Research. Study Report for Slave Quarters Reconstruction at Carter's Grove; and Old Sturbridge Village (Massachusetts). Study Report for the Bixby House Restoration.

1988

Bernard Herman. Architecture and Rural Life in Central Delaware, 1700-1900. University of Tennessee Press, 1987.

1987

Dell Upton. Holy Things and Profane: Anglican Parish Churches in Colonial Virginia. Architectural History Foundation, 1986.

1986

Charles Martin. Hollybush. University of Tennessee Press, 1985.

1985

Thomas Hubka. Big House, Little House, Back House, Barn: The Connected Farm Buildings of New England. University Press of New England, 1984.

1984

No Award

1983

Jack Michel. "'In a Manner and Fashion Suitable to Their Degree': An Investigation of the Material Culture of Early Rural Pennsylvania." In Working Papers from the Regional Economic History Research Center, vol. 5 no. 1 (1981) 1-83.

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